Why Surakarta?

Surakarta or known as Solo is one of the key aspects of traditional Javanese culture. Both Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat and the Pura Mangkunegaraan Surakarta are always have been the symbols of Javanese culture and the centre of the development of Javanese art and culture. These precious Javanese traditions are still well-maintained and sustainable until now.

Culinary is one of the essential parts of the culture creating a distinguished identity for its inhabitants, and  Surakarta is also known as one of the centres of Indonesian cuisine. A variety of traditional Javanese food and drink are available, both in restaurants and simple food stalls. Culinary is always one of the reasons why tourists visit Solo and its surrounding areas.

Surakarta and its surrounding areas, such as Karanganyar, Wonogiri, Sukoharjo, Klaten, and Boyolali Regency, also isn’t lack tourist attractions. These include the Danar Hadi Batik Museum, batik village, Tjolomadoe sugar factory, and also the breathtaking view of its natural scenery as well as the brisk of Mount Lawu. Each tourist attraction always presents its own uniqueness, and this create a distinct experience which always attracts tourists to visit the Surakarta and its surounding.

Tourism and sports are always closely related. The natural scenery, cultural traditions, and culinary are a attraction for tourists. And one of the ways is through sports events, such as road cycling races. That is why Jelajah Sport will organize the Jelajah Cycling Series (JCS) second series in 2023 in Surakarta on 9th of September 2023.

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